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DVD Drive - Will Recognize All But One DVD

By TaintedWisdom ยท 7 replies
Sep 21, 2008
  1. Hi,
    As always, thank you very much for taking the time to read my question, appreciate it.

    So my DVD drive is able to read the entire collection of DVD movies I own (we talking about real/legit DVD's, not copies etc.) including foreign/other region DVD's. However, recently I bought a foreign DVD (brand new/latest release movie) and the moment I put it in it starts making this really ugly noise like if the drive is able to break. In the end it doesn't find any DVD and then it stops spinning.

    Anyone know if there's anyway around this?

    Note: The DVD is pristine (no scratches, marks, dirt etc. as I unwrapped the DVD and put it on my comp).


  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    DVD Player

    Did you try Playing the DVD in a DVD player? If yes, what happened? If no, I suggest that you do so.
  3. TaintedWisdom

    TaintedWisdom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply.
    While that would have been a good option my DVD player doesn't recognize any other region outside of the U.S. (1). Typically I see my movies in the computer so I never have problem with regions.

  4. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    You need to find a way of trying to play the DVD. This is the only way we are gonna know if it is bad. Maybe you could play it at a friend's house.
    Did you try browsing to my computer, and try to view the files on the DVD?
    maybe it is a data disc with a Movie file of a specific format(avi, mpeg, divx...) This is a possibility.
  5. TaintedWisdom

    TaintedWisdom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, I'm trying to find someone who has a region free player to test this out.
    As for trying to browse the DVD, that's the first thing I did (Mycomputer --> DVD Drive -->Explore) and it simply would not recognize the DVD (like if there wasn't a DVD in the drive)

  6. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Since then, have you tried playing another DVD in the drive?
  7. TaintedWisdom

    TaintedWisdom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, they play fine, including other region DVD's.

  8. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Ok! Let me know if you get the DVD to play, but I suspect that it is no good.
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